Southview PS Weekly Update

Week of April 8th, 2019

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Thank you - April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!

We are so fortunate at Southview to have wonderful volunteers who support our school, our students and our teachers on a daily basis. April is volunteer appreciation month and we would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every volunteer; from hot lunch helpers, class trip chaperones, SAC members, parent coaches and athletic supporters (including those who drive students to their events), library helpers, yard supervisors, program supporters, club helpers, and those who support the school through their generous donations and time. We also thank our families at this time for their ongoing home support as we guide students toward being their very best selves. In the words of Margaret Mead, 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.'

Southview staff and administration sincerely thank you.

Track and Field

This year, the NDSS track is out of use for the season as it is resurfaced. We hope to be able to head back to NDSS in 2020, but this year we are planning on hosting our own Track and Field school meet at Southview Public. This will be the same fun day of participation, sportsmanship and skill development as it has always been. A huge thank you to our teachers for organizing this event for our Grade 3-8 students. Our school event will be Thursday, May 16th with the Division 1 meet being held on June 5th at CaraCo Field in Kingston.

Spring EQAO

Our Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO dates have been set. This assessment is an opportunity for students to show their learning to the best of their ability. A letter will be sent home in the near future explaining the assessment for those students who will be participating this year.

Grade 3 - May 22, May 23, May 24

Grade 6 - May 28, May 29, May 30

We ask that if you have appointments that they be at the end of the day as the assessment will run during the first two blocks (9:15-11:15 & 11:55-1:35). Thank you for helping us protect this learning time.

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This Week at Southview

Monday, April 8th (Day 3)

  • Kindness Rocks Project - Bridgen
  • Scholastic Book Fair all week!

Tuesday, April 9th (Day 4)

  • Kindness Rocks Project - Bridgen

Wednesday, April 10th (Day 5)
  • Grade 2 skating trip

Thursday, April 11th (Day 1)

Friday, April 12th

  • Wear blue, or Southview clothing to show your school spirit
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Upcoming Events

April 17 - Gould Lake Trip - Gillam/Gaffney (Gr. 2), Gorman (Gr. 5)

April 18 - Kinder Gymnastics

April 18 ~ Grade 2 skating trip

April 19 - Good Friday

April 20 - Easter Monday

April 24 ~ Grade 4 (Hall) to Little Cat.

April 24 ~ Grade 2 skating trip

April 24~ Parent Council Meeting 6:30

April 26 ~ Grade 4-8 talent show

May 1 ~ Grade 7 immunizations

May 1 ~ Parent Council Carnival!

May 16~ Track & Field (Southview venue - Gr. 3-8)

May 22, 23, 24 ~ EQAO Grade 3

May 28, 29, 30 ~ EQAO Grade 6

Math is All Around Us!

Kindergarten Registration is OPEN

Kindergarten creates an environment for all students to be successful. Limestone’s Kindergarten program supports children’s development as competent and capable learners, and as curious complex thinkers, rich in potential and experience. Online registration is now open for September 2019. If your child is 4 or 5 years old by the end of December you can register today.

Southview's Discover Kindergarten Event is Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 for JK's and new SK's

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Home/School Connections

Hot Lunch Orders Deadline

Many thanks to our Parent Council for their efforts in organizing a hot lunch program for Southview. We love hot lunch day! A reminder to those families who order that no late orders will be accepted. Please mark these dates on your calendar.

May orders are due April 26th at noon.

June orders are due May 24th at noon.

All orders must be placed through

Community Connections

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